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Overwatch Winter Wonderland 2018 – Skins, game modes, and more

Published: 11/Dec/2018 19:13 Updated: 11/Dec/2018 19:56

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch’s Winter Wonderland Event starts December 11, and runs through January 2, 2019 and there are plenty of new skins, and cosmetics to collect and some classic winter game modes returning as well.

Mei’s Snowball Offensive and the Yeti Hunter game modes will both return this year to the arcade.

Several maps will be getting a winter makeover for the event as well, past snowy maps like Hanamura and King’s Row will be joined by BlizzardWorld, which is scheduled to get a temporary holiday makeover as well.

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So far, we’ve seen Winter skins for Zarya, Lucio, Widowmaker, Bastion, Mercy, Symmetra and Junkrat, the prices and rarities for each are listed below

“Snowboarder” Zarya Legendary (3,000)
“Arctic Fox” Lucio Legendary (3,000
“Sugar Plum Fairy” Mercy Legendary (3,000)
“Biathlon” Widowmaker Legendary (3,000)
“Figure Skater” Symmetra Legendary (3,000)
“Krampus” Junkrat Legendary (3,000)
“Gift Wrap” Bastion Epic (750)
“Winter” Ashe Epic (750)
“Festive” Reinhardt Epic (750)

There are plenty of new emotes, sprays, and victory poses as well, including one adorable emote featuring Torbjörn and a bunch of mini-turrets.

Overwatch’s Winter Wonderland event is live right now, so players have a little under a month to get all the loot they can.

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Genius Overwatch trick lets Mercy escape fights on Numbani

Published: 24/Nov/2020 2:51 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 3:55

by Brad Norton

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Mercy has a new path to safety on Numbani thanks to an extremely clever Overwatch trick that lets her glide away from intense teamfights.

If you’re ever stuck in a pickle as Mercy, you can always fall back on her Guardian Angel ability to get you out of trouble. Moving from one spot to another in the blink of an eye can easily keep you alive when things are looking grim.

Angelic Descent also comes in handy, enabling Mercy as one of the more mobile Supports in the game. Her kit might be limited in terms of offensive output. However, she can move through the air like no other hero. It turns out her movement abilities might even be more useful than you’d first think.

A genius new spot on the first point of Numbani can have you gliding to safety in no time at all. Here’s what you need to know so you can execute it for yourself.

Overwatch Numbani gameplay
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Directly behind the Payload is where you want to line up for this unique trick.

If you’re positioned towards the back of the first capture point, you might be familiar with the often-deadly drop. It can be all too easy to get booped and fall to your death in this position. Whether it’s a Lucio flying overhead or a Wrecking Ball crashing into your team, you’ve likely experienced some pain in this location.

However, playing near this spot is worth the risk for this particular reward with Mercy. A simple tree beyond the railing is actually the perfect distance to jump right into. Once wedged between the branches, you can quickly walk forward and navigate up the front of the tree.

While you might think there’s nowhere to go from here, Mercy’s Angelic Descent completely changes the game. With a perfectly timed jump, you can slowly glide around the corner. This lets you rotate all the way behind the first point and land safely next to the street.

There’s a Mega health pack waiting for you upon landing as well. Just in case you get tagged up while making your escape.

First Point Escape Option |Numbani| For anyone who didn’t know you could do this as Mercy from Overwatch

It might not come in handy for every team fight, but if things are looking dire, it could be the perfect way to get out with your life.

Not feeding the enemy team is often just as important as building your own Ultimates. So keep this unique trick in mind the next time Numbani appears in rotation. It’s just another next-level tactic for Support mains to have at the ready.